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"A Bloodless Sportsman, I"

September 18, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Credit SC Public Radio Rudy shares part of a poem by Sam Walter Foss, The Bloodless Sportsman .

Legislating Measures to Save America's Birds

September 5, 2020 - Posted in Home by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . In an effort to stop the potential extermination of native birds being used in the millinery trade, Congress passed the Lacey Act in 1900 which made it unlawful to transport illegally procured...

Making It Grow - Extra: Clemson Extension School and Community Gardening

August 24, 2020 - Posted in Home by Alfred Turner
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Clemson Extension Agent and the host of Making It Grow , Amanda McNulty, talks with Amy Dabbs, Clemson Extension Statewide School and Community Gardening Coordinator, about all their programs.

Tulip Trees

July 16, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A tulip tree in flower.

Liriodendron tulipifera is sometimes referred to as tulip tree, tulip poplar or yellow poplar, and the wood simply as "poplar", although not closely related to the true poplars. Other common names include canoewood, saddle-leaf tree, and white wood.

Devil's Walking Stick

July 3, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Stalk of a devil's walking stick at the Asheville Botanical Gardens, Asheville, North Carolina

Devil's walking stick (Aralia spinosa) is a woody species of plant in the genus Aralia, family Araliaceae, native to eastern North America. The common name refers to the viciously sharp, spiny stems, petioles, and even leaf midribs. It has also been known as Angelica-tree.

Making It Grow - Extra: Tomato Diseases

July 2, 2020 - Posted in Home by Alfred Turner
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Clemson Extension and Host of Making It Grow Amanda McNulty talks with fellow agent Zack Snipes about tomato diseases and best practices on how to avoid them.

Making It Grow - Extra: Mosquitos and Mosquitos

June 13, 2020 - Posted in Home by Alfred Turner
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Clemson Extension Agent and host of Making It Grow . Amanda McNulty talks with Dr. Eric Benson, Clemson University Professor Emeritus & Extension Entomologist about mosquitos and mosquito control.

Making It Grow - Extra: Termites

June 10, 2020 - Posted in Home by Alfred Turner
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Clemson Extension Agent and host of Making It Grow . Amanda McNulty talks with Dr. Eric Benson, Clemson University Professor Emeritus & Extension Entomologist about termites.

A Big Dragonfly

June 1, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Big Dragonfly

The Swamp Darner is one of the largest Dragonflies found in South Carolina.

Eastern King Snake

May 20, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An Eastern King Snake

The chain-like pattern on this non-venomous snake can help identify it.

Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher Nests

May 8, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher

This bird uses lichens on the outside of its nest, which is good camouflage.

American Bitterns

May 1, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An American Bittern

This marsh bird blends so well with its surroundings that it's not often seen.

"Spoiling for a Fight"

April 9, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An Eastern Cottonmouth snake, agkistrodon piscivorus

A listener has an encounter with an Eastern Cottonmouth.

Essential Activities of Agriculture Continue During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 6, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . During a recent interview, Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers detailed the breadth of agricultural activities considered essential during this time of national crisis, and that there is...

Mountain Laurel on the Coast?

March 12, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia), Greenville County, South Carolina

Yes, you can find "disjunct" populations of Mountain laurel in pockets on the coast of South Carolina where the micro-climate is just right.

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